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The Scene They Left Behind

Staff writer Anne Ewbank trying on replica WWI garb at the Knights of Columbus Museum

August is Summer Reading Month in Daily Nutmeg. Please enjoy this excerpt from historian Laura A. Macaluso’s New Haven in World War I (2017).

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Now and Then

Laura A. Macaluso

When I spoke with historian Laura A. Macaluso, she was fresh from the trenches. …

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Classic Rock

At the Savin Rock Museum in West Haven, CT

Most amusement parks thrive on nostalgia for a time nobody’s old enough to directly remember—when calliope music was cutting-edge, and caramel corn was as trendy as cronuts.

For decades, West Haveners had their very own amusement park where they could …

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Hall Past

New Haven City Hall

Rising over the green with Victorian Gothic towers and windows, and surrounded by less vintage constructions, New Haven City Hall feels timeless in 2017. So it’s hard to believe that its time was once up. …

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The Graduate

Yung Wing statue at Yale's Sterling Memorial Library

New Haven is a place where students from around the world come to learn, which is one reason the city is both the cultural and multicultural capital of Connecticut.

Of course, there was a time when…

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Raising Hale

Nathan Hale statue outside Yale's Connecticut Hall

On the morning of May 10, Fort Nathan Hale Park was abuzz with preparation ahead of its season-opening celebration a few days later. …

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Gown vs. Town

To read part 1 of this story, click here.

1850s New Haven hosted two deadly clashes between Yale students and locals, and both times, the conflict was inflamed by a song. …

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Town vs. Gown

Each day inside Yale’s stately Old Campus, students, locals and tourists lounge, stroll and take photos. They come and go as they please, but few likely register the point that …

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House and Home

Grave of William and Sarah Winchester

For the fact that New Haven is one of the oldest cities in America, it doesn’t have many ghosts. There are colonial graveyards and old mansions galore, but its spectral population seems limited to…

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Arms’ Reach

Winchester Lofts

In the 1870s, an offshoot of New Haven’s Canal Street was renamed to honor the sprawling new factory that’d been built there. The complex was one of the biggest in the state, let alone the city, and by the late …

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